Vanderbilt Corporate Health Services - Workers' Compensation Division

Management of the Injured Worker XIV Conference April 29, 2016


Vanderbilt Corporate Health Services has been sponsoring the “Management of the Injured Worker” conference for the workers’ compensation community since 2002. This year’s conference will focus on WC Treatment Guidelines and other rules that affect us all. The purpose of the conference is to provide education on topics of interest to our multidisciplinary audience of case managers, claims adjusters, risk managers, occupational nurses, physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, attorneys and employer representatives. The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine provides CME credits for physicians.

The conference will run consecutively with the Tennessee College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (TCOEM) Meeting to create a two day conference experience, if desired. Separate registration is required to attend the TCOEM portion.  For further information please contact Heather O’Hara, M.D., MSPH at heatherohara2001@yahoo.com

Date: April 29, 2016
Location:  Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd. Franklin, TN 37067
Agenda (PDF)
Online Registration


Jonas Kalnas, M.D., of the Vanderbilt Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine will be our emcee.  This year’s conference will focus on the new workers’ compensation Treatment Guidelines and Drug Formulary and the new rules for case managers and utilization review which become effective in Tennessee in 2016.   There will also be an update on HIPPA and ADA rules that may affect the management of workers’ compensation cases.

For Physicians

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives:, After participating in the CME Activity, participants should be able to describe and discuss:

1) The general nature, purpose and application in practice of the (ODG) WC Treatment Guidelines & Drug Formulary.

2) How to use the ODG Treatment Guidelines correctly when making treatment recommendations to WC insurance carriers in order to avoid utilization review and/or denial of treatment.

3) How to work effectively with nurse case managers.

4) The process used by WC Ombudsman, WC Mediator and WC judge in resolving disputes in the WC System.

It is the policy of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to require disclosure of financial relationships from individuals in a position to control content of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity., Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits Approved

Application to the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) has been submitted.


A continental breakfast will be provided from 7-8 a.m.  A buffet lunch will be provided which gives a variety of food for all tastes. If you have special dietary needs, please specify that at the time of your registration.


If you choose to register via our website and wish to use a credit card, Tammie Mathis will contact you by phone to obtain your credit card information, so be sure to include a contact phone number on the internet form. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to you as soon as we have processed your payment, so please be sure to also include your e-mail address whether you register by mail or the internet.

Early Registration for physicians is $225.00 - This fee includes the CME cost to us.

Early Registration for non-physicians is $125.00. 

The fee for Walk-In Registration will be increased by $25.00 the day of the conference.   Food service and registration materials cannot be guaranteed for Walk-In Registrants, though we will do our best. 

No registration fees will be refunded after April 15, 2016, though registrations can be transferred to another person. 

Discounts are available for multiple attendees from a single company.

If you prefer to mail your registration/payment and did not receive a formal invitation, please print a completed registration form and mail with your check or credit card information to:

Tammie Mathis
Vanderbilt Corporate Health Services
3319 West End Avenue, Suite 950
Nashville, TN 37203

If you have questions regarding payment or reservations, please contact Tammie at: (615) 936-2098 or tammie.mathis@vanderbilt.edu.

Registration Cancellation

If registration must be cancelled, your registration fee will be refunded in full if notification is received at Corporate Health Services on or prior to April 15, 2016. Registration fees will not be refunded after April 15, 2016.

For questions regarding payment or reservations, please contact Tammie Mathis at (615) 936-2098 or tammie.mathis@vanderbilt.edu.

Area Information

April is a great time of year to visit the Nashville area.  While you are here, extend your stay for the weekend and enjoy the area!

Some ideas:

Franklin, Tennessee has been recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the South. The accolades have rolled in for Downtown Franklin with honors that include “Best Small Town in Tennessee,” “America’s Most Romantic Main Street,” “One of America’s Greatest Antique Destinations,” and Southern Living’s #5 “Best Small Town in the South.”   The Grand Ole Opry performs on Fridays and Saturdays.

Grand Ole Opry or General Jackson Tours - http://www.nashvilletours.us/

Frist Center for Visual Arts - http://www.fristcenter.com/

Nashville Symphony - http://www.nashvillesymphony.org/

Nashville Nightlife & Sporting Events - http://www.nashvillecvb.com/ (click Visitors & Friends)